Infrastructure stories

All the latest rail infrastructure and network news.

One step closer: A direct high-speed rail route between London and Bordeaux

19th October 2018

Traveling directly by train between London and Bordeaux became a step closer with the agreement between the four route Infrastructure […]

Solar power lights up Whittlesea railway station

19th October 2018

A Fenland railway station has improved its carbon footprint and boosted passenger safety after having new solar-powered lights installed. As […]

Northern Powerhouse Rail set to deliver decades of growth for the North

18th October 2018

Northern Powerhouse Rail is poised to deliver transformational change to the North boosting the economy and improving connectivity for millions […]

Automated design for a more efficient railway: apply for funding

18th October 2018

Figures show that around 1.7 billion passengers use the UK’s railways every year. This number has more than doubled in the […]

Network Rail completes revitalisation of historic bridges in Wandsworth

17th October 2018

The Victorian railway bridges at Earlsfield station in Wandsworth have been given major facelifts to restore them to their former […]

Consultation announced on ‘transformational’ plan to remove Britain’s worst railway bottleneck and provide a step-change in reliability

16th October 2018

People across the south east of England will be able to have their say on proposals for a major railway […]

Transport Secretary gives seal of approval to multi-million pound Liverpool Lime Street upgrade

15th October 2018

Faster, more frequent and more reliable services will ensure better journeys for passengers, thanks to the completion of £140 million […]

Electrification to Bristol Parkway a step closer as Network Rail carry out vital upgrade

15th October 2018

Passengers in Bristol are to benefit from more seats, quicker journey times and more frequent trains from next year, as […]

Poacher Line donates £1,000 to the RAF100 Appeal after ACoRP win

11th October 2018

Following a series of fundraising activities, the Poacher Line Community Partnership has donated £1,000 to the RAF100 Appeal. The cheque […]

Fly-through video shows how West Midlands Metro’s Birmingham city centre extension will look

10th October 2018

A computer generated fly-through shows how the West Midlands Metro will soon be taking passengers to Centenary Square. It shows […]

Aberdeen-Inverness project gives customers virtual view of upgrade works

10th October 2018

Passengers at Aberdeen station are being given the chance to see enhancement works recently delivered between Aberdeen and Dyce in […]

Work starts to upgrade platforms on the Merseyrail network

9th October 2018

A programme of platform upgrades is about to begin to prepare the Merseyrail network for the arrival in 2020 of […]

HS2 reveals design vision for new stations in Birmingham and Solihull

9th October 2018

HS2 will release images for two of its brand new stations, marking a significant milestone for the programme, cementing the […]

Rail industry works together to keep passengers moving this autumn

8th October 2018

As part of Network Rail’s and Arriva Trains Wales’ joint plan to keep passengers moving this autumn, Network Rail’s fleet […]

Official launch of CAF-manufactured trains for Northern

5th October 2018

The new CAF-manufactured fleet of trains for rail operator Northern was officially launched at a special event staged in Liverpool […]

Transport Secretary welcomes progress on East West Rail

5th October 2018

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling welcomed a milestone moment for East West Rail during a visit to Bicester today, (4 October […]

Temporary Footbridge at Castlerock

5th October 2018

Translink will shortly be erecting a temporary footbridge structure at Castlerock Train Station in order to facilitate planned restoration works […]

First look at HS2’s Euston tunnel portal site

4th October 2018

HS2 completes the demolition of the former carriage sheds at Euston station, revealing the site of the approach tunnels for […]

Bann Railway Bridge bearing replacement scheme awarded

3rd October 2018

Translink has recently awarded a construction works contract valued at £500,000 to Knockloughrim-based civil engineering contractors FP.McCann Ltd. for the […]

New Government investment in the East Midlands welcomed

2nd October 2018

On Monday 1st October, the government announced £18 million of funding for Nottinghamshire County Council to improve the A614, and […]

Biggest investment into railway in Derby since the Victorian era enters final week

1st October 2018

Network Rail’s £200million investment to upgrade the railway in Derby has entered its final week. The Derby Resignalling Project will […]

14th edition of leading UK rail show to return with revamped programme

28th September 2018

Railtex, the UK’s premier rail industry exhibition is returning for its 14th edition at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre from 14-16 […]